My first and last request was answered super-quickly, so I'm asking to make my day once more!
Recently I've been reading a lot of fluff and happy-going and -ending stories so now I crave for some angst. But with HE! /wince/ Sorry, I'm primitive like that.
I'm looking for slash, any pairing though Steve and Tony and Bruce are my favourites. Can be get-together or established.
Basically, I want some trust or self-esteem issues. It could be heavy - like being previously tortured or experimented on by military (Bruce). A bit lighter - like bad relationship in the past, not necessarily with abuse or non-con, maybe just not being appreciated and thinking he should always offer something in return. Wanna see how the couple deals with it, the other partner knowing all along or gradually finding out, doesn't matter.
Can be an AU without superpowers, 'm not picky)
Some examples:Assume a Defensive Stance
AO3, Clint/Bruce, Clint thinking himself being a good lay is the only thing he can offer and Bruce being wonderful and protective)Red Against White
AO3, Bruce/Tony, team finds out about Ross experiments )Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
AO3, pre-Bruce/Tony, Stark drags Bruce out of the research facility, wary Bruce and awesome Tony. But there's no promised slash in the end, sniff ;( )this grey house where I come from
AO3, Steve/Tony, Tony's previous boyfriend was emotionally manipulative)
A bit weird but I hope you get the idea.
Plotty, longish and well-written are always a plus!